Louisiana Tech won the CUSA Western Division crown on Saturday and deservedly so. They blew out second place UTSA in Ruston. The Roadrunners will need a win or some help to get to a bowl game.
Here's what we saw:
- Neither UTSA quarterback was effective. Oh Dalton Sturm, we want to believe but then you toss out a series of crappers and we're left feeling silly. Jerrod Johnson came into spell him and looked better initially, but neither quarterback threw for more than 4.5 yards a completion. Johnson's two TDs were offset by his interception. We thought UTSA was ahead at this position, maybe not.
- Ryan Higgins was effective. Hutto's own Ryan Higgins continues his run of dominating performances. Higgins has yet to throw for less than 60% completions and his 30, holy shit 30 touchdowns passes, make him elite. Easily the best quarterback in CUSA. Too bad no one in the state wanted to give him an offer out of the MIDDLE OF THE FREAKIN' STATE.
- Louisiana Tech might be one of the best 2-3 G5 schools this year. Louisiana Tech's three losses look like this, a 1 point loss to Arkansas in Fayetteville, a 14 point loss in Lubbock, and 4 point loss to Middle Tennessee. They've been pummeling the rest of CUSA. We discussed their elite level overall run success rating here. The Bulldogs are the class of CUSA and probably the group of five.
UTSA heads to College Station for A&M next week.